Center for Women & Gender Equity

A Message from the CWGE Director Welcome back! We're excited to be back in person with you, and are happy to continue offering many of our signature Wednesday evening programs in a hybrid model so that you can participate in them regardless where you are. This academic year, as we're coming back together after many months apart, we're getting back to the basics. We'll explore Maslow's hierarchy of human needs and how how it relates to our intersectional identities and the interconnectedness of social justice topics. We'll consider how to be allies to people of all backgrounds from across the gender identity to spectrum and work to impliment and model radical hospitality and intentional inclusivity in the programs we're offering. If you're looking for a low-key, fun and way to start your Thursday morning, drop in and join us for coffee and pastries at our Thursday morning Cafe with guest baristas from across campus. On Wednesdays, reserve your spot to come in person or hop on our zoom link for our weekly, evening evening program on a host of topics. Lastly, feel free to visit us or email me at ssobotta@stmarys-ca.edu set up a time to learn how you can get more involved.Cheers to a great year!  Sharon K. Sobotta

Please join our events virtually this year!

 

The Center for Women & Gender Equity utilizes a collaborative, strength-based approach in supporting and advocating for students, promoting gender equity and inclusivity. It houses gender justice programming and shares space with the Office of Campus Assault Response and Education (CARE)

We are rooted in an empowerment model.

We are located on the ground level of Augustine Hall. Please come and visit us!

  • The Center for Women and Gender Equity is a hub of connection and community for women, non-binary, trans and students of all gender identities.

  • It seeks to support women and folks across the gender identity spectrum in their development as they work to find their place on campus, by helping them identify ways to be engaged that support the curricular experience and formulate a post-graduation plan.

  • It seeks to address marginalization and disparities in resources, support, access and opportunities based on gender, and/or sexual orientation, racial, cultural, religious or ideological identities through thoughtful dialogues, discussion, programming and advocacy.

  • It seeks to help make the voices of women and people across the gender identity spectrum audible by intentionally creating spaces for story sharing, story writing, spoken word and healing.

  • The Center is committed to the movement to end violence against women and people of all gender identities (which is a symptom of gender inequity). We work in close partnership with the Office of Sexual Assault & Violence Prevention to continue this work.